Chinese Ambassador to Colombo, Qi Zhenhong, reiterated China’s steadfast commitment to supporting Sri Lanka in pursuing a development path that aligns with its national conditions, enabling the country to overcome poverty and foster non-development obstacles.
Ambassador Qi emphasized that China warmly welcomes all nations, including Sri Lanka, to participate in China’s developmental endeavors. Despite China’s significant contribution to global growth, with a share exceeding 30 percent in the past decade, the country remains the world’s most extensive developing nation with a population exceeding 1.4 billion.
Furthermore, Ambassador Qi urged all countries to uphold mutual respect, seek common ground while preserving differences, and collaborate to address contemporary challenges. He emphasized the importance of creating a shared future for humanity and working collectively to overcome global challenges.